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ping and wondering what went on. an overturned car, a body in the street. two rival gangs wanted to attend her funeral and as they left the church, shots were fired. >> and as that family was coming out we heard gun shots and everyone proceeded back into the church. >> we knew they were not fireworks and came out and -- [ indiscernible ] >> this resulted as a taunting. a taunting. >> reporter: d.c. police say they had as many as a half a dozen officers at the funeral with activists trying to prevent trouble. >> there are some we believe were at the funeral and walked a couple of blocks down to get
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in their car. as they attempted to get in the car, presumably to get into the funeral procession, suspects approached the car and opened fire on the individuals in that car. >> reporter: witnesses say as many as two people jumped out of the overturned suv and ran off. another was transported from the scene and a fourth person was found dead inside. tonight, police are looking for a light-colored ford crown victoria. >> it was seen leaving from the scene and we don't know if it's directly related but it's seen leaving and we would like information on the vehicle. >> reporter: investigators are looking into the possibility that there was an exchange of gun fire. >> reporter: d.c. police are still working on this crime scene and still have u street closed all the way up to 14th street and we're at 10th street. they're still surrounding the mercedes-benz down there and that was a vehicle hit by the suv as it was trying to leave the area. a couple of other notes, brian, there have been questions about whether or not the metro
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station here at u street and vermont avenue was closed. but as dwayne shows us right here, that station is still open and it's still a little bit difficult to get to at this hour. >> paul wagner reporting live tonight. for most of us, this is an unbelievable crime, adding horror to heartbreak for family and friends. the community leaders were worried that this would happen. roby chavez is live with more on the link between the two rival gangs and 21-year-old ashley mccray. robbie? >> reporter: ashley mccray knew a lot of people and today, the church was packed. several hundred inside the church and another hundred or so gathered outside of the church and she knew members of the two rival gangs. community activists and police came here because they were afraid that putting the two groups together would lead lead to violence and today, someone brought a gun to a funeral. >> two secs you heard gun shots go off and everybody responded
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back into the church and scattered everywhere. >> reporter: 21-year-old ashley mccray's funeral was wrapping up and that crowd gathered for one last goodbye as the casket was placed in the hearse. police and members from the columbia heights collaborative have been watching the violence escalate between the two groups and many worried that violence would break out and they did. sadly ashley and the man killed had moved away from violence recently. >> and this is about him and the fact that he's one of the kids they have been working with and has been removed from this kind of behavior the last few weeks. >> it's very difficult because it makes you feel the as though the work is being done in vain and at the same time, we know that there are other students who made a change which gives us the energy needed to keep doing what we do. >> reporter: very sad, indeed, for gun fire to break out at a funeral and ashley was killed by a gun shot and someone else
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was shot. the big fire error is retaliation and many of the groups that work with the troubled youths say the violence between the two trouble groups that fought today is had been rising over the last couple of weeks and today erupted in another death. live in northwest, roby chavez, fox 5 news. back to you. >> and stay with fox 5 for the latest on the still-developing story. we'll bring you updates as they available on air and online. another crime wave in d.c. this is hitting people walking down the streets and talking on their phones. not just any phone, specifically the iphone. no one is hurt and police are putting out a warning to users. in recent weeks, there have been a dozen robberies of iphone users. beth parker has more on what is going on. >> reporter: you can read about the new police warning here on your iphone and investigators don't recommend doing that in public. they have seen a string of robberies of iphone owners and one happened here on 19th street and off dupont circle.
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[ sirens ] >> they had a string of robberies where people's iphones are being taken. >> oh. that is crazy. are you serious? that scares me. >> reporter: even so, you don't have to look very hard to find people doing what police say they probably shouldn't. a lot of people feel comfortable walking around and talking on a cell phone. >> in the middle of the day? yeah, absolutely. [ sirens ] >> and like i want to put my phone away right now. i'm in georgetown, it's daylight. >> reporter: several robberies happened in georgetown mostly at night and others in dupont circle and shaw. in some cases, the criminal grabs the phone and in others, the person strikes up a conversation. >> hey, can i see the phone, do you mind if i make a phone call? and take off running. >> it's an easy target and pretty identifiable from the distance. >> reporter: investigators think some of the robberies might be connected. not all, though. the advice from police? >> don't get lost in the
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conversation and don't walk around this with this expensive device. >> you're not worried? >> no. oh, no. this is my baby. no, no, no. >> all right. >> reporter: investigators say they have had people's iphones slide off of the table in a restaurant while they're eating dinner and so it can happen in an instant in northwest d.c., beth parker, fox 5 news. d.c. fire investigators are asking for your help finding an arsonist. several cars were torched throughout the city in the last month and five in the columbia heights and mt. pleasant areas and this is pictures and video. there it is and that is of several cars and a scooter set on fire last month. most are being set late at night or early in the morning. and the news edge in virginia where a fire killed several cattle and that happened last night at the time hundreds of cattle were inside and the fast-moving flames destroyed the two-story wood structure and melting the aluminum roof. the damage is estimated in the
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millions. the livestock exchange was a county fixture for 50 years. >> a young woman left fighting for her life. coming up on the news edge, the new clues that could help police put a hit-and-run driver behind bars. and a brutal beating caught on camera. the ploys from one of the suspects charged in the vicious crime. and an essex panel faces a partisan split. when the gop wants to put two prominent democrats on trial.
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>> the news edge on a hit-and- run in silver spring left a young woman fighting for her life right now. saturday night, a driver ran down 22-year-old daniella elizabeth elaine mateo. she remains in the hospital tonight with life-threatening injuries. meanwhile, the police want your help tracking down the driver. authorities believe a vehicle is a '94 to '98gmc chevy pickup or only bravada and will be damaged to the right headlight and cracks in the windshield. call montgomery county police if you see the vehicle. a guilty plea from one of the five young men charged in the pack robbery and beating in aspen hill earlier -- earlier this year. joseph pleaded guilty. he'll be sentenced next month. the only suspect charged as a juvenile is expected to plead guilty tomorrow and the others are expected to go on trial before the end of the year. the victim was left with a broken rib, cuts and severe bruises. a d.c. man who organized a credit card skimming operation in d.c. area restaurants has entered a guilty plea in
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federal court. gabrielle camara paid money at restaurants to steal customers' credit card information and today, pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. he faces more than 30 years in prison. the house ethics committee is at odds tonight. still ahead on the edge, why lines are being drawn in the sand over the trials of two prominent democrats. president obama hits the road to talk about election issues while on capitol hill. lawmakers raise to wrap up business to get out and campaign. i'm craig bosswell in washington coming up. and if you scroll through the president's ipod, you will find a lot of classics and a little bit of hip-hop. the president told rolling stone magazine that the play list includes bob dillan, steve wonder, rolling stone and he's been getting input from younger aides and his daughters who recently added artists like lil' wayne and -- [ indiscernible ]
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>> republicans on the house ethics committee drew a line in the sand pushing to schedule trials for democratic representatives charlie rangell and maxine waters before the mid-term elects in november. the republicans are accuse theing the committee chairwoman of stalling because proceedings in october could generate negative headlines for
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democrats. wrangle is accuse misuse of his office and waters is charged of improperly owning a bank where her husband opens stock. president obama is lend his voice to help the maryland governor win re-election. >> i know this governor made the tough decisions to put education, safety, and job creation first. stand with me, brama, moving -- brama, moving -- barack obama, moving o'malley forward. >> it will hit d.c. air waves and he hopes to beat ehrlich. to listen to the entire spot g to and click on the politics tab. and president obama is working his way across the country. the four-state stump has the president talking jobs, the economy, taxes and education and is putting down the republican's pledge to america unveiled last week and foxacy
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craig bosswell takes a closer look. >> during a backyard chat with voters in albuquerque, president obama shifted the focus from the economy and the elect. the president criticized republicans saying the gop values extending tax cuts for the wealthiest americans at the cost of education. >> one way they would pate for it is to cut back our education spending by 20%. >> reporter: mr. obama made an unscheduled stop at a nearby coffee house for another chance to discuss his concern with voters with mid-term elections less than five weeks away and back on capitol hill, senate democrats are unable to break a gop filibuster of an outsourcing u.s. jobs bill. >> emotion is not agreed to. >> reporter: the gop leaders argue the measure is a distraction from a debate over extending the bush-era tax cuts before the election. >> the perfect way to end a session where the american people have taken a back seat to the democrats big government agenda. >> reporter: republicans need 10 seats in the senate and 39
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in the house to gain control of the congress. and some analysts say that democrats have an uphill battle to remain in the majority and that economic we'res and a lack of voter enthusiasm might be costly. >> minorities, younger people democrat really kale-leading women in areas. >> reporter: after a campaign stool rally in wisconsin, president obama holds two more backyard chats on wednesday in iowa and in virginia. in washington, craig bosswell, fox news. if you look rain, we have more in the forecast. >> and despite yesterday and today. >> oh, yeah. not everyone got the heavy rain. >> and some spots got slammed and we're about to weep out our rain deficit and there is a tropical connection too and get ready for it, folks and i
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think i saw one shower popping up and that dissipated and speak of rain, i want to show you the rain totals we had. it's all over the place. reagan national, we had .3 of an inch of rain and not too far from baltimore, 1.83, rock mills and they had flooding going on and mcclain , an inch and a half and winchester, 1.26 and boston, down in culpeper county and had 3.17, i believe and this is going to come from there. a new tropical depression that formed in the can ab-- caribbean and that is going to pull the leftover moisture from tropical storm matthew and bring big rains to the area on thursday and that will get going about this time from south to north and there is going to be heavy rain with that and once it's out of here,
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a cooler and drier weekend and the coolest air with temperatures in the 60s and the storm is pulling away to the north and the heavy rain continuing funneling along the del marva earlier and the next batch is going to get its act together here. i want to mention wilmington north carolina, had 10 inches of rain yesterday and the second greatest rain total ever and that was not tropical. we have what we think is going to be more of a tropical depression getting going down here and while you don't see much in terms of the radar, that is because we don't have the systems down there and the caribbean is loaded with moisture and this is our tropical depression that could be tropical storm nicole in the next 48 hours and doesn't look like it's going to be powerful, but bringing heavy rain to florida and where that will brush by. they going to get some gusts andha is heavy rain and
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flooding that is the concern and by 6:00 tomorrow night, we're watching that once again and around the wilmington area, worried about eastern carolinas where they could pick up six to 10 inches of rain and tonight, a few clouds and some 50s in the suburbs, tomorrow morning, sun and clouds followed by evening showers, 74 and that is not the heaviest stuff. 8 in the morning, sunshine, 63 degrees and noon, mostly cloudy and showers at five:00 and look at the stuff through the carolinas and for our area, a broad brush of four to six inches of rain possible and that should be lighter for the eastern shore and could this band switch more to the east and west? it could and we think we're going to get inches of rain and the final track and heaviest band to be determined still and
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this is your five-day forecast. tomorrow, mostly dry into the evening, thursday real wet and that is going to be raining to beat the band and not talking about thunderstorms as early as the morning commute, which will require extra time. the evening commute, i think, the heaviest band is shifting to the mountains and we'll have to see what happens and an early-morning show or friday. >> a lot of leaves are coming down and there like flash flooding on thursday. and he used to be the face of the franchise. coming up in sports, the redskins quarterback talks about returning to the city of brotherly love. and will the redskins have a winning season? text why, or -- yes or not. the standard text message rates apply. we'll have results on our fox 5 news at 10 poll.
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>> good afternoon, it's philly week, a lot like dallas week and with philly. there is this, too. thank you. donovan mcnabb is playing in philadelphia for someone other than the eagles. the counterpart in philly will make the third start of the year when the skin comes to town. last week, threw for 3 touchdowns, ran for one more and meanwhile, member in fact -- mcnabb, still working on getting the skins offensive gear against the texans and that team lost against the rams
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and if mcnabb goes to the city of not very brotherly love. >> i have always said this is a normal game and in this situation, obviously for us it's a must-win, you know, coming off of two losses like we have had these last two weeks, you know, no matter who we're playing. we have to come out and execute and come out a win. by any means necessary. >> reporter: flip saunders and his roster of 19 took the floor at the patriot center for midnight madness. arenas -- and got an elevation with the attendance and top overall pick john wall received the biggest ovation for showing with the dunk off the missed free-throw and all in all, a good beginning for the wizards new boss. >> we won today in -- to inject enthusiasm and a feeling of hope and change into the organization and i think having
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335,000 screamers was a great time and there was a real sign to the players that last season's past we were only focused on the season. >> and last night, the phillies clenched their fourth consecutive national east title. a 3-0 victory behind roy halladay, the third time in four years they have clenched with the nats as an opponent and ryan zimmerman saw the movie one too many times. >> we win and stop from doing it. that is the way to look at it and we want to be where they're at sooner rather than later and they're a great organization and team, hopefully one year we can celebrate on their field look they do ours. >> the d.c. professional teams collaborated with coca-cola. getting the ball rolling. a health initiate testify combat childhood obesity. mike learner and zimmerman was in attendance with the caps and, of course, the wizards owner, too. skins were represented by dan snider and tight end chris
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cooly. >> and this is important, though. and this is having three kids myself, i understand activity. we go out and play after denor and keep active. >> the caps keep their preseason home debut tonight against the bruins and mike wise and kevin sheehan join me to debate the skins. >> you have the news edge. the news is always on we're back here at 10. the news edge at 11. hope you will be, too. a lot of rain coming up in the next few days. you can check it all on our live radar from the website as well.
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d words alone aren't enough. my job is to listen to the needs and frustrations of the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel or restaurant workers who lost their jobs to the spill.
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i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. our job is to listen and find ways to help. that means working with communities. restoring the jobs tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund to cover lost income until people impacted can get back to work. and our efforts aren't coming at tax-payer expense. i know people are wondering-- now that the well is capped, is bp gonna meet its commitments? i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. i'm gonna be here until we make this right.


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